Griffin launches Channel Cloud Computing

For many reasons more and more businesses are looking to move their servers out of the under stairs cupboard and Cloud Computing delivers an extremely cost effective, scalable and reliable solution for meeting this growing demand. Griffin announces the launch of Virtual SANServe which provides a truly enterprise grade computing platform that can be used by partners for hosting almost any type of application or computing load.

Tim Walker, Iconnyx said, “Virtual SANServe has allowed us to reduce operating costs by 40% by consolidating our application servers and hosting them externally. They are very quick to set up and manage processing power, memory and storage with higher availability. What swung it for us is that we have online retailers that have periods of very high and very low usage. Using Virtual SANServe we can switch on extra servers to cope with busy periods such as Christmas and then switch them off again once the January sales are over.”

Adrian Sunderland CTO, Griffin Internet commented: “Griffin is unique in having an enterprise grade Cloud Computing platform powered by VMWare and a carrier grade MPLS network. Partners can setup Virtual Data Centres (VDCs) in which they can provision virtual machines. Each VDC has a private VLAN linking all the virtual machines together and firewall-protected access to the Internet, enabling partners to offer public cloud services. For those partners that also sell Griffin MPLS VPN services, then each MPLS customer can also be linked into one or more VDCs – enabling the creation of private clouds. All this from only £64 per virtual machine with same day setups and only 1 month commitments – hosting for the channel will never be the same again. The combination of enterprise grade virtualisation, secure public cloud and MPLS private cloud represents a huge opportunity for the channel.”

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